President Trump misled the American public repeatedly in 2018. He championed victories that never happened and complained of challenges that don’t exist, while repeating some of the same false claims dozens and dozens of times — on the campaign trail, at the White House, and on Twitter. This year alone, we’ve fact-checked claims on tariffs, immigration law, health insurance, veterans health care, tax reform, aviation safety, automotive safety tests, border fencing, foiled terrorists, job creation, among many others. But certain falsehoods stood out amid the rest: sweeping claims that defined political conversations and, despite the work of fact checkers, kept coming up.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.